Potklor Liquid 200ml
By WALTER BUSHNELL LTD
200ml Syrup in Bottle
Potklor liquid is an oral solution containing Potassium chloride. It is used to treat and prevent low levels of potassium in the body. It is normally taken when dietary intake is insufficient to maintain adequate levels of potassium. Potklor liquid should be taken as instructed by the doctor. It can be taken after having your meal. It should not be used in pregnant or lactating mothers without consulting doctors. Side effects like nausea, vomiting, gas, stomach pain and diarrhoea may be experienced. In case you experience side effects or you feel any discomfort after using this medicine, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Uses of Potklor Liquid 200ml
- Potklor oral solution is used to maintain adequate levels of potassium in the body
Contraindications of Potklor Liquid 200ml
- Do not use Potklor oral solution if you have increased levels of potassium in the blood
- Do not use if you have increased levels of chloride in the blood
- Do not use if you have severe dehydration
- Do not use if you have kidney-related disorders
- Do not use if you have adrenal gland related disorders like Addison's disease which include symptoms like muscle weakness, low blood pressure, craving for salt and vomiting
- Do not use if you suffer from heat cramps
Side effects of Potklor Liquid 200ml
- Stomach pain
- Gas formation
- Increased heartbeat
- Chest pain
Precautions and Warnings of Potklor Liquid 200ml
Can I take Potklor liquid during pregnancy?
There is limited information about the safety of Potklor oral solution in pregnant women. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I take Potklor liquid while breastfeeding?
Potklor oral solution passes into human milk. Your doctor will prescribe you this medicine only if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I drive if I have consumed Potklor liquid?
It is not expected that Potklor oral solution will affect your ability to drive but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Potklor liquid?
Although there is no known interaction of Potklor oral solution with alcohol, you should avoid consuming alcohol in excess.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have heart-related problems
- You had any recent severe injury which involves a large area of skin such as a burn
- You experience irritation in stomach and intestine
Mode of Action of Potklor Liquid 200ml
How Does It Work?
Potklor liquid contains potassium chloride which is an essential component for many important functions of the body like muscle contraction, nerve transmission, proper functioning of kidney etc. It helps to maintain potassium balance in the body by restoring normal potassium levels in patients with a low level of potassium.
Directions for Use of Potklor Liquid 200ml
Potklor oral solution should be taken as directed by the doctor. Mix the recommended dose with a glass of water and consume the entire mixture at once. You may take it with food or after a meal.
Interactions of Potklor Liquid 200ml
Interactions with other medicines
Potklor liquid should be avoided or used cautiously along with medicines like Captopril, Lisinopril (used in high blood pressure and heart failure), Telmisartan, Aliskerin (to treat high blood pressure), diuretics like Amiloride, Spironolactone (used in heart diseases), Ciclosporin (used in rheumatoid arthritis) and Tacrolimus (used in organ transplant) as there is an increased risk of high potassium levels in the blood.
Interactions with food items
Potassium containing foods like Bananas, raisins, dates, prunes, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and peas should be avoided.
Storage and disposal of Potklor Liquid 200ml
Store Potklor liquid in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
Dosage of Potklor Liquid 200ml
The overdose of Potklor liquid can lead to increased levels of potassium with symptoms like nausea, muscle weakness, unconsciousness, paralysis and irregular heartbeats. If you experience any of the symptoms or in case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Potklor liquid, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are some potassium-rich foods?
- Fruits like bananas, oranges, apricots, grapefruit, dried fruits like raisins, dates and prunes are rich in potassium
- Fresh vegetables like spinach, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, pumpkins are also a good source of potassium
- Fish like tuna, halibut, cod and dairy products like milk and yoghurt are high in potassium
Q: Can I use Potklor liquid in aged patients?
A: Yes, Potklor liquid can be used in aged patients. However, consulting a doctor and informing about existing conditions is a must.
Q: Can I consume Potklor liquid directly?
A: No, it should not be taken directly. The recommended dose should be mixed with a glass of water. This solution should be consumed at once. It can be diluted further if there is irritation in the stomach or intestine.
Q: Can Potklor liquid be consumed with fruit juice?
A: Yes, Potklor liquid can be consumed with fruit juice. However, preferably low potassium juices of fruits like apple, pineapple, cranberries, strawberry and pears should be used to avoid excess potassium intake.
Q: What is the role of potassium in the body?
A: Potassium is essential for many functions of the body like muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, protein synthesis, metabolism of carbohydrates, proper functioning of kidneys, etc. Decrease or increase in the levels of potassium in the body can result in many disorders. Thus, an adequate amount of potassium should be maintained.
Last Updated on: 06 Sep 2020 | 05:30 AM (IST)
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